Nissan has announced 3 new SUVs for the Indian market across various segments and the one that could rival the Compass is the Qashqai.
Before the arrival of the Nissan Qashqai in our market, we take a look at how it will fare against the Jeep Compass in this specs, features and safety comparison. Nissan is expanding its operations in India. It announced 3 new SUVs for our market including the Qashqai, X-Trail and Juke. The aim is to try and grab the entire SUV segment of our market. Jeep Compass, on the other hand, has established a niche for itself in the premium mid-size SUV segment. Let us compare the two here taking into account what the Qashqai comes with, in the international market.
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Nissan Qashqai vs Jeep Compass – Specs Comparison
The Qashqai comes powered by a 1.3-litre mild hybrid petrol (2WD and 4WD) and a 1.5-litre e-Power hybrid petrol (2WD) engine. The former develops 156 hp and 270 Nm, while the latter is good for 188 hp and 330 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. The mild hybrid comes with a 6-speed MT and an AT gearbox, whereas the strong hybrid comes with a sole Automatic transmission.
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On the other hand, the Compass comes with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 163 hp and 250 Nm and a 2.0-litre diesel engine that churns out 170 hp and 350 Nm of peak power and torque. There are options of a 6-speed MT, a 7-speed DCT or a 9-speed AT gearbox. The top trims of the Compass come with 4×4 capabilities.
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|Specs||Nissan Qashqai||Jeep Compass|
|Engine||1.3 L Mild Hybrid Petrol &|
1.5 L Hybrid Petrol
|1.4 L Turbo Petrol &|
2.0 L Diesel
|Power||156 hp & 188 hp||163 hp & 170 hp|
|Torque||270 Nm & 330 Nm||250 Nm & 350 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed MT or AT||6-speed Mt, 7-speed DCT or 9-speed AT|
In terms of features, the Qashqai is quite well-equipped. It has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, a 10.8-inch Head-Up Display, electrically adjustable front seats with massage and heating functions, ADAS functions, Nissan Connect Navigation, virtual personal assistant, wireless smartphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, premium leather upholstery, glass roof and more.
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The Jeep Compass features a floating 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an all-digital 10.2-inch instrument, a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, front ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, cruise control and wireless smartphone charging. Additionally, there are eight-way power-adjustable seats on the front. The driver side gets a memory function.
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In terms of safety, the Qashqai comes with ABS, EBD with Brake Assist, Driver, Passenger, Curtain, Front Side and Far-Side Airbags, 360-degree Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear-Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, TPMS, Hill Hold Assist, and more.
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The safety features on the Compass include 6 airbags, rain brake support, hill hold/ descent control, a 360-degree camera setup, electronic roll mitigation, and a brake lock differential. Also, connected car technology includes in-vehicle data, location-based services, stolen vehicle assist, geofencing, and driver analytics. We shall update this post as and when more details regarding the India-spec model surface.